THE JEENYUS CORNER
(Reuters) – A sex scandal gripping BBC deepened on Wednesday with claims that a paedophile ring had existed involving some of its stars, as its former director general said his handling of the case shouldn’t stop him becoming the boss of the New York Times.
The BBC has been thrown into disarray by accusations it helped cover up sexual abuse by one of its most celebrated former presenters, Jimmy Savile, and has struggled to explain why one of its own shows killed an investigation into it.
The broadcaster’s current Director General George Entwistle has been condemned for his handling of one of the worst crises in the corporation’s 90-year history and questions have also been raised about his predecessor Mark Thompson, who is set to take over at the New York Times Co next month.
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- Kids’ charity refused help from Savile (nzherald.co.nz)
- Savile victims allege paedophile ring existed at BBC – Reuters UK (uk.reuters.com)
- Savile scandal: ‘Horror’ for BBC boss (nzherald.co.nz)
- Savile victims ‘approaching 300’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Jimmy Savile: New victims say ‘organised’ paedophile ring operated at BBC (standard.co.uk)
- Panorama airs Savile programme (bbc.co.uk)
- Jimmy Savile latest: New victims say ‘organised’ paedophile ring operated at BBC (standard.co.uk)
- Children in Need ‘banned creepy Jimmy Savile’ more than a decade ago (standard.co.uk)
- Op-Ed Columnist: Is Mark Thompson the Right Man for the Job? (nytimes.com)